1st Silicon Wins 2004 Silver Award for Malaysian Occupational Safety and Health

Sarawak, Malaysia, 九月 26, 2005.

1st Silicon (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., -- a 200mm wafer foundry specialist, announced that it has won the Malaysian Society's Occupational Safety and Health (MSOSH) award. The 2004 MSOSH Occupational Safety and Health award credited 1st Silicon on the Company's appealing and successful safety practices, health management and performance.

Each year, participants compete in eight business categories. For this year's award, 1st Silicon achieved the notable award in the Electronics and Electrical sector. The award is an excellent tool in assisting companies to develop long-term safety and management systems that benefit employees as well as the organization at large.

Dr. John Nelson, Chief Executive Officer of 1st Silicon remarked, While 1st Silicon fulfills its role and mission to operate a state-of-the-art wafer fabrication facility, we are also committed to protecting the health and safety of our employees and contractors on-site. It is important that our facility has no adverse impact to the environment.Dr. Nelson added, We will continue to enhance our efforts and institute more stringent policies to provide even more effective environmental, health and safety management systems. At the same time we are always working on implementing better business practices through sustainable development and continuous improvement.

This is 1st Silicon's fourth consecutive annual award, commendation and recognition in the environmental, health and safety categories. Over the last 3 years, the Company also won the 2004 ACCA Malaysia Commendation in Innovative Environmental Reporting, 2003 ACCA Malaysia Commendation Environmental Reporting as well as 2002 - 2003 Prime Minister's Hibiscus Award for Notable Achievement in Environmental Performance.

About 1st Silicon ( Malaysia ) Sdn. Bhd.,
1st Silicon (http://www.1si.com) is a dedicated semiconductor foundry founded in 1998 by the Malaysian State of Sarawak. 1st Silicon's 200mm wafer fab facility is designed for production of more than 45,000 wafers per month for 0.25um down to 0.13um geometries. The Company offers volume production of digital and mixed-signal CMOS technologies in 0.25um and 0.18um processes. 1st Silicon started production of 0.25um in Q1 2001 and 0.18um qualification in Q1 2003. 0.15um will go into production in Q3 2005. 0.13um flash is in production. The Company also focuses on niche markets by offering reliable and cost-effective embedded non-volatile memory, high voltage, CMOS image sensor and CCD processes. 1st Silicon's customers include integrated device manufacturers and fabless semiconductor companies worldwide. 1st Silicon has its headquarters in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia, and sales offices in US, Korea, Taiwan and Japan.